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Martin Rapaport: Synthetic Ethics
Synthetic diamonds are a fundamental threat to the natural diamond industry. They are not just a competitive product
News May 23, 2019 Martin Rapaport
RapNet to Vote On Synthetics
RapNet to Vote on Synthetics
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 22, 2019, Las Vegas … RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network
Press Release May 22, 2019 Rapaport
GIA CVD
GIA Spots Natural-Synthetic Hybrid Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered a synthetic layer that improved the weight and color
News May 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Israel Diamond Exchange
Synthetics: Coming to a Bourse Near You?
The rise of lab-grown diamonds might finally be trickling through to the historic heart of the trade: the diamond
News May 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Aurelien Delaunay
The Gem Lab That Refuses to Grade Synthetics
The French Gemmological Laboratory (LFG) is the oldest of its kind in the world. Founded in 1929, it came into
News May 06, 2019 Marie Chabrol
James Allen synthetic
Signet Enters Lab-Grown Market
James Allen has launched sales of lab-grown diamonds, marking parent company Signet Jewelers’ entry into the
News May 05, 2019 Rapaport News
DiamondDect5
What Makes a Good Synthetics Detector?
The massive project by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers to test and review 18 synthetic-diamond
News Mar 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
DPA synthetics detectors study Mar 2019
DPA Puts Synthetics Detectors to the Test
A synthetics detector costing less than $7,000 is one of only two machines that conclusively identified 100% of lab-grown
News Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Rapaport Feb magazine
Synthetics: A Special Report from Rapaport
The Rapaport Group has published a special report delving into the key issues around lab-grown diamonds.
News Feb 28, 2019 Rapaport
Lightbox
De Beers: No Need to Flag Synthetics Treatments
De Beers claims it doesn’t need to disclose treatments to its lab-grown diamonds, placing itself at odds with many synthetics
News Feb 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Lab-Grown Meat
Synthetics: The Meat of the Matter
In a bold and somewhat savvy move back in January 2018, Tyson Foods, one of the largest food-processing companies
Analysis Feb 21, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Irradiated melee
GIA Spots CVD Stone in Parcel of Treated Melee
In a rare case, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered an irradiated chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond
News Feb 10, 2019 Rapaport News
GIA
GIA Sheds Light on De Beers’ Synthetics
Two white lab-grown diamonds from De Beers’ Lightbox brand have G color and VS clarity, the Gemological Institute
News Feb 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
GIA mistaken
‘Lab-Grown’ Diamond Turns Out to Be Natural
A client of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) wrongly submitted a natural diamond as a lab-grown stone, the organization said.
News Feb 06, 2019 Rapaport News
ABN Amro
Synthetics Threat Will Grow, Says ABN Amro
The impact of lab-grown diamonds on the industry will significantly increase in the next two years, according to ABN
News Jan 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Patrick Evans
Ex-Dominion CEO to Launch Lab-Grown Venture
The former CEO of Dominion Diamond Mines is launching a lab-grown-diamond venture targeting the bridal market, the Financial
News Jan 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Flanders Synthetic.
Flemish Govt. Backs Industrial-Synthetics Factory
A Belgian regional authority will invest EUR 2 million ($2.3 million) in a production facility for industrial synthetics. The
News Jan 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Foundry
Diamond Foundry Hikes Output, Prices
Diamond Foundry is increasing its production more than tenfold and raising wholesale prices 15%, as it predicts an uptick
News Jan 09, 2019 Joshua Freedman
WD synthetic
Synthetics Maker WD Gets Cash Injection
Private-equity firm Huron Capital has made a “significant” investment in WD Lab Grown Diamonds, forecasting sharp growth for
News Jan 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Lightbox
De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launch a line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox
News Dec 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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